March 31, 2010
Digital Convergence in Latin America - PopComm back issue, summer 2009 (Volume 7, No.3)

As everyone is racing towards the spring 2010 completion of their theses and dissertations, this evening felt like a 'better late than never' time to feature this interesting back issue of Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture (aka PopComm) dedicated to Latin American Convergence. Who knows: one of these articles may have that one point of view, insight, critical argument and/or citation which newly inspires as the Spring term comes to a close in the next few weeks.

C3 Consulting Researcher Jonathan Gray first informed the C3 Team here in Cambridge of the release of the issue (Volume 7, No. 3) back in August 2009 - but we were in a bit of a C3 White Paper delivery haze at the time and did not get a chance to feature the issue on this blog (I also see that C3 Consulting Researcher C. Lee Harrington, Jason Mittell, Amanda Lotz and Prof. Jenkins are all listed on the Editorial Board Masthead of PopComm).

Following is the press release from Summer 2009 - as well as a table of contents of the special issue and links to PopComm:

Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture is excited to announce the publication of a special issue on Digital Convergence in Latin America (Volume 7, No. 3) featuring articles by Nestor Garcia Canclini, Jesus Martin Barbero, Jose Cabrera Paz, Ana Maria Ochoa and Carolina Botero, Raul Trejo Delarbre and our guest editor Rosalia Winocur of Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico.

The issue offers an outstanding collection of articles on the phenomenon of convergence in the Latin American continent, and on its cultural and social consequences.

We are excited about having been able to translate five of the six articles from Spanish, thereby overcoming the linguistic barrier that often impedes the wider discussion and examination of Latin American experiences of and with digital convergence.

Guest Editor's Introduction
"New Intersections for Thinking About Digital Convergence in the Critical Fields of Culture, Communication, and Regulation in Latin America"
Rosalia Winocur

Translator's Introduction
Margaret Schwartz

"Techno-Cultural Convergence: Wanting to Say Everything, Wanting to Watch Everything"
Jose Cabrera Paz

"How Digital Convergence is Changing Cultural Theory"
Nestor Garcia Canclini

"Digital Convergence in Cultural Communication"
Jesus Martin Barbero

"Notes on Practices of Musical Exchange in Colombia"
Ana Maria Ochoa and Carolina Botero

"Digital Television: Options and Decisions in Latin America"
Raul Trejo Delarbre

"Digital Convergence as the Symbolic Medium of New Practices and Meanings in Young People's Lives"
Rosalia Winocur

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